We try at St Chad’s to make the actual experience of attending Church spiritual, fun and interesting for families with small children. As a father myself I recognise that it can sometimes be a challenge simply getting the family out of the front door on a Sunday morning!
For children and young people we offer a range of activities, from Busy Bees in the crèche area at the back of Church (for the 0-3s) through Sparklers, Fireworks and Rockets, to a discussion group for Year 6+ children attending Church. We hope these groups enable children to worship in a way that sustains and builds them up, offering age appropriate material that will nurture each child’s development in faith. Find out more about each group below.
Busy Bees (0-3s)
Especially for pre-school and nursery class children, this group meets on Sunday mornings during the school term-time, except the 2nd Sunday of each month when many members join the congregation in church for Parish Praise. Bible stories are heard and discussed, songs are sung, models made and cards coloured all in the context of learning about God and his family.